Alzheimer's

Advocates Push For Dementia Protection Bills

Jan 13, 2020
Darian Benson / IPB News

Advocates are pushing for two proposals that would offer more protections for people living with dementia

Members of the Indiana’s chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association made their case Monday at the Statehouse.

ANDY LAVERGHETTA, KATY ANDERSON, MOLLIE SHUTT

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Advocates for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia say new legislation will help ensure law enforcement know how to deal with that growing segment of the population.

Legislation unanimously approved by the General Assembly was developed largely in response to an incident in Peru, Ind., in which police used a stun gun several times on an elderly Alzheimer’s patient after he became aggressive.